About Me

Hey, I’m Holly!

I’m a wife, mom, and American immigrant.

My heart is with the refugee and those on the fringes of society.

My hands are busy making after-school snacks for my kids, vacuuming the house and folding laundry for our family, comforting the hurting, grinding beans for my third cup of coffee, building a nonprofit, journaling through my thoughts.

My mind is a swirl of blog posts, epiphanies, poems, worries, ideas, and lyrics.

I’m 1000% a feelings person. I used to resent that about myself, but now I’m in it to own it. I believe vulnerability is a strength; to feel is to be strong.

In 2014, I was diagnosed with postpartum-anxiety after the birth of our first babe. It developed into panic disorder. Then depression. I got help and it took me a long time to recover.

But I recovered.

And later, I recovered again. I take medicine for my anxiety disorder. I feel good.

I’m passionate about love and people and loving people well. Writing is how I express the more serious, yet sarcastic parts of myself that may not surface out in the open. I’m allergic to exclamation marks and terrified of whales.

I’ve never seen a whale.

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7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I had a dance instructor that used an exclamation mark after every sentence — literally. I have had a similar fear of that form of punctuation since then.

  2. Great blog! Vienna is the first European city I visited, and though my wifeband I had a hard time finding meals that included vegetables, we found it to be a beautiful city. I recently wrote a blog post about visiting Hallstatt.

    1. Thank you! We love it here. I have a few vegetarian friends who have the same lack-of-vegetable-meals problem as well. The salads here are generally pretty good for you though. Glad you and your wife had a great time. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I am a 9 on the Enneagram. Which books did you read? I read one book of a christian man (Richard Rohr) and a nonchristian woman (Helen Palmer)
    A great completion

    1. I haven’t read any books yet, but the ones you’ve read are on my list. I am an avid listener of the Typology podcast by Ian Morgan Cron which is where I get most of my information and understanding.

  4. Hi Holly, your website is great. I love to read your writing. My son was in the same baby club as your son Elliot so we met once or twice. I wanted to get in touch to ask where I can buy a journal similar to yours in a hurry. If you could email me that would be wonderful thank you. Take care.

  5. Hi Holly
    I was in Elliott’s baby club and we met a few times. I wanted to get in touch and ask where I can get a similar journal as yours in a hurry. Please email me at okinoboo@googlemail.com if you have time, I would appreciate it. Enjoying your blog posts!

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